Stainless steel, powder-coated plinth
3.5’w x 8’h x 10″d
From the artist:
The WATCHER sculpture design started in 1978, and began as a series with two figures in half-inch thick mild
steel. Over the years I have added WATCHERS in wood, copper, brass, stainless steel, painted steel and aluminum.
Each WATCHER is unique either by material, color, size, or location. The peaceful figure of the seated man has
progressed to approximately 100 different individual sculptures and can be found in both public and private
collections from Maine to Florida with the majority located in the Southeastern United States. Plus, international
with the Black and Amber Watcher perched at Langton’s in Kilkenny Ireland and two Watchers are sitting at the
County Council Building in Limerick Ireland.
Primarily a Public Art sculptor working in figurative manner, Jim Collins is best exemplified by his long running series the WATCHER. His sculpture style has been characterized by the use of silhouettes of people and animals constructed of stainless steel, aluminum and other metals. Collins holds degrees from Marshall University in West Virginia, the University of Michigan, and a M.F.A. degree in sculpture from Ohio University.
His work can be found in many collections in the United States and Ireland with the majority located in the Southeastern United States. Colorful silhouettes of figures and animals can be seen from the Emerald Isle to Plano, TX with the selected additions in Balbriggan County Dublin Ireland and St. Joseph, MO. He has a commissioned piece in Sienna Plantation, Missouri, TX, and has recently placed sculpture in Splinter Creek, MS, Hickory, NC, and Sandy Springs, GA.
Artist website: collins3d.com